Astrology, Professions, astrologist, Rembrandt
An astrologist sees a special cosmic symbolic appearance written in Latin.
Wood engraving made after a drawing by Rembrandt.
Published ca 1900.
Original antique print
On the reverse side is German text about cosmic appearances.
Image: 17 x 13 cm (6.6 x 5.1")
AKA: Doctor Fautrieus or The Alchemist at Home in his Study>
Doctor Fautreius, the Dutch philosopher, the title under which it appeared in Charles Blanc's catalogue. Goethe used a reproduction of it in the 1790 edition of his Faust, meaning it has long been mistakenly known as Faust or Doctor Faust.
This etching inspired Victor Hugo for his novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, in which it is cited to describe Claude Frollo's workshop.
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